Workers' Comp Reform

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The secretary of state's office says a referendum seeking to reform Ohio's workers' compensation program has failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the November ballot.

Backers of the reform measure didn't submit enough valid signatures on their first attempt and were given ten days to submit more.

A lawyer for the committee says he hasn't seen the letter and the group will continue its appeals to get on the ballot, even though the
secretary of state's office says the group is out of chances to submit signatures.

The Committee to Protect Injured Workers, Widows and Orphans wants to repeal changes in the B-W-C that it claimed eliminated some benefits and made it more difficult to qualify for others.

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